Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
 -
 -
Report: Egyptian relief convoy blocked from entering Gaza
+ -
09:13, December 23, 2008

 Related News
 Gaza needs 5,000 tons of wheat to mitigate bread shortage
 Jordan sends aid convoy to Gaza
 Israeli air strike on northern Gaza kills Fatah militant
 Gaza factions decide not to renew lull with Israel
 Tension rises as factions declare Gaza truce over (3)
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
An Egyptian convoy carrying relief materials has been blocked from entering the Palestinian territory of Gaza Strip for three days, the Palestinian embassy in Cairo said on Monday.

Due to "obstacles by Israeli forces," the Egyptian aid convoy still can not cross into the coastal enclave, the Egyptian MENA news agency reported, citing a press release of the Palestinian embassy.

The convoy of five trucks, offered by the Egyptian Red Crescent Society with medicine, 40 tons of flour and 20 tons of rice, has planned to reach Gaza via the Israeli-controlled Kerem Shalom crossing.

According to earlier reports, Egypt wants to send about 80 truckloads of food and fuel aid into Gaza through Kerem Shalom crossing.

The Palestinian embassy said Israeli forces justified the move to stop aid with ongoing rocket firing from Gaza at Israel.

The Israeli side can not be reached at the moment to comment on the event.

Earlier in the day, an Islamic Hamas movement spokesman announced that Hamas and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza accepted a 24-hour ceasefire with Israel to allow Egyptian food aid into Gaza.

A six-month truce, brokered by Egypt between Israel and Gaza militant groups, expired on last Friday following failed efforts to resume the truce or extend it for another six months.

Source:Xinhua



  Your Message:   Most Commented:
China postpones summit with EU due to French leader's planned meeting with Dalai Lama 
China lodges strong protest to France over Dalai Lama meeting
Behind scene of "Bush shoes attack"
Russia, Venezuela to hold joint naval maneuvers
Robert Pattinson likes mad, mental, strong women

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90854/6560101.pdf